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TURKEY SENDS MISSILES TO LIBYA FROM SYRIA FOR KEY BATTLE

TURKEY SENDS MISSILES TO LIBYA FROM SYRIA FOR KEY BATTLE

  Turkey has deployed missile launchers and artillery to Libya to support the Government of National Accord in a looming battle for the key strategic Mediterranean city of Sirte.

The NATO member has transported T-122 Sakarya multiple launch rocket launchers and T-155 Fırtına self-propelled guns, used effectively in military operations in Syria, to positions near Sirte.

The GNA says it intends to recapture Sirte, a gateway to Libya’s main oil terminals, and the airbase of al-Jufra, located in the oil region.

It is in the hands of forces allied to the eastern Libya-based rebel General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army, which is backed by Russia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.